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31-01-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

30-01-2017

Fly Damas, one of two Syrian private airlines, has signed an agreement to help boost bilateral trade with Iraq.

24-01-2017

An investigation into cement manufacturing group Lafarge's Syria activities was opened by French prosecutors in October, AFP said.

24-01-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

24-01-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Japan's TBS in Damascus on January 17, 2017.

17-01-2017

The signing today of several economic agreements in Tehran has confirmed the heavy price Syria is paying for the support of Iran to the Syrian regime, including the transfer of phosphate mines and a maritime port to Iranian companies in addition to the control by the Revolutionary Guards of a Syrian mobile phone license.

17-01-2017

Syria is planning to import up to four million tons of wheat, an industry official has said, indicating that the government is not expecting to recover control of its wheat growing areas in the near future.

17-01-2017

After the news of the destruction of the Jihar gas plant near Palmyra last week, another large state-owned economic asset is now reported to be requiring hundreds of millions of dollars to be repaired.

10-01-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

10-01-2017

ISIS blew up this week a large gas processing plant near Palmyra, sending a clear warning on what it could do to other economic assets under its control in Syria’s east.

10-01-2017

An important Iraqi business delegation was in Damascus this week to bolster bilateral ties which are hindered by the lack of a land border crossing and obstacles to banking transactions.

03-01-2017

Next year, Syria could witness the first annual increase in its gross domestic product since the beginning of the uprising six years ago, although no serious reconstruction effort will start.

03-01-2017

Syria’s imports of fuel oil doubled last year to compensate for the decline in the supply of natural gas to the country’s power plants.

03-01-2017

Cham Wings, a private airliner, Russian banking executives and Rami Makhlouf-owned companies are among 23 new entities and individuals blacklisted by the American administration.

03-01-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

03-01-2017

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2336 (2016) adopted on December 31, 2016 supporting the efforts by Russia and Turkey to enforce a ceasefire and jump-start a political process.

29-12-2016

Annex I to the letter dated 29 December 2016 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations and the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

20-12-2016

Local activists have highlighted the continuing oil trade taking place between the Islamic State and the Syrian regime through an increasingly powerful intermediary.

20-12-2016

Last week saw the addition of several individuals and entities based in Syria by the United Nations and the United States.

13-12-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

13-12-2016

A deal reached today to end all fighting and evacuate both armed rebels and civilians from eastern Aleppo marks the effective end of the battle of Aleppo and the victory of the Syrian regime and its allies.

13-12-2016

The value of the Syrian Pound relative to the dollar has increased in the past month as the regime gained ground in the battle over Aleppo and in other parts of Syria.

13-12-2016

Following its attack on Palmyra the Islamic State has managed to take control of many significant oil and gas fields.

29-11-2016

The Syrian government is continuing to add gas production capacity as it restarted last week a gas well near Palmyra formerly developed by INA Naftaplin, the Croatian oil company.

22-11-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

22-11-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Portuguese TV channel RTP on November 15, 2016.

15-11-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

15-11-2016
A French NGO has filed a lawsuit against French cement producer Lafarge and its Syrian subsidiary for its alleged past dealings with the Islamic State.

15-11-2016
Portland cement production in the first nine months of this year remained stable on annual basis, official data show.

08-11-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

01-11-2016

The Syrian President has appointed a member of the security forces to head the Deir-ez-Zor province, the fourth such decision to appoint a member of the military apparatus as governor in the space of three months.

01-11-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

25-10-2016

Last week, Syrian regime forces battled ISIS around two major oil and gas fields in the centre of the country, while at the UN, the government has asked the U.S.-led coalition to stop bombing oil fields controlled by the Islamic State.

18-10-2016

ISIS has started using its own currency, the Islamic dinar, to impose fines on inhabitants of Raqqa and other towns under its control.

18-10-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda on October 14, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

11-10-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

04-10-2016

The Islamic State is restricting further the access to Internet in areas under its control, targeting in particular women.

27-09-2016

The Islamic State has reportedly begun the circulation of its new currency in the city of Raqqa.

27-09-2016

This document is the text of the latest resolution passed by the European Union Council on September 20 and imposing sanctioons on the Islamic State and Al-Qaida.

27-09-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

20-09-2016

A pro-regime media has provided the first estimate of the number of civil servants and other beneficiaries of government salaries living in opposition and other areas outside regime control.

20-09-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

20-09-2016

Although estimates of Syria’s wheat crop vary they all confirm a further decline in output.

06-09-2016

The Islamic State has reportedly paid millions in welfare support to dozens of thousands of Syrians living under its rule.

30-08-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

30-08-2016

The full draft of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act introduced by the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives calling for sanctions against Syrian regime allies and the prosecution of war criminals.

30-08-2016

The U.S. Administration has banned the import of archaeological and ethnological items from Syria, years after wide scale smuggling of Syria’s cultural heritage was first documented.

22-08-2016

A fire that spread in the land registry of the city of Manbij after it was taken over by PYD-led forces last week has highlighted again the sensitive issue of land ownership in Syria.

16-08-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.